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CU Student Identified, Arrested In Credit Card Theft Case

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Javier Alexis Silva-Acosta (credit: CBS)

Javier Alexis Silva-Acosta (credit: CBS)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A University of Colorado sophomore accused of stealing credit cards faces a number of charges.

Police caught up with Javier Alexis Silva-Acosta after keeping a close eye on social media postings.

Silva-Acosta was seen using one of the cards he allegedly stole from a fellow student in a video university police posted on their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Within hours they received several tips that helped identify and locate Silva-Acosta.

Police arrested him without incident and said they found the stolen cards in his possession.

Silva-Acosta faces charges of criminal possession of a financial device, unauthorized use of a financial transaction device and criminal trespassing.

“Theft is our most frequent crime on campus and it’s often preventable,” CU-Boulder Police Chief Joe Roy said in a prepared statement posted along with details about the arrest. “We will continue to vigorously pursue anyone who victimizes members of our campus community.”

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